But this by Michael Harris on iPolitics pretty much sums up all of the practical objections to Canada’s sending F-18s to bomb ISIS in Syria and Iraq. For the principled objections, I give you the immortal words of Michael Franti: You can bomb the world to pieces but you can’t bomb it into peace.
This must have been a really bad year for movies. Or maybe the Academy wanted to reward a director for making a low-budget film where normally one would have expected them to blow more than the GNP of a populous, earthquake-ravaged Caribbean island to make 90 minutes of eye candy. Or maybe they thought ‘this is the year that we finally give best picture to a woman’.
Okay, not really all that bad, but it does make me a little queasy thinking of Saddam Hussein being hanged (too many hyperlinks to think about) because I think he was singled out for punishment where others do the same thing he did with impunity.
Billy Bragg. My idol. Gone digital. Back in the 80’s and 90’s he used to release topical ditties on 45 and on tape, and they would get around, eventually, but more often than not people would hear them as a redux on the latest outrage Margaret Thatcher had visited on people.
Don’t get me wrong. I can’t stand the idea that the United States may (once again) attack Iraq. And I’m in favour of many sorts of actions to oppose war on Iraq. But e-petitions aren’t one of them. And the unicwash petition is a hoax.